By J. N. Adams

ISBN-10: 1107039770

ISBN-13: 9781107039773

This publication includes over fifty passages of Latin from two hundred BC to advert 900, every one with translation and linguistic statement. it's not meant as an straightforward reader (though appropriate for college courses), yet as an illustrative background of Latin overlaying greater than a millennium, with virtually each century represented. traditional histories cite structures out of context, while this paintings supplies a feeling of the interval, style, stylistic goals and idiosyncrasies of particular passages. 'Informal' texts, quite in the event that they painting speak, mirror linguistic sort and alter greater than texts adhering to classicising norms. a few of the texts are contemporary discoveries or little recognized. Writing drugs are good represented, as are literary and technical texts all the way down to the early medieval interval, while outstanding alterations seem. The commentaries determine ideas, discontinuities and phenomena of lengthy period. Readers will examine a lot in regards to the range and improvement of Latin.

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